Friday, 27 March 2009

CHILI CHOCOLATE BISCUITS-COOKIES ( aci biber ve cukulota biskuvisi )

I have heard people talking about chili cookies and instantly thought that I would love  to make my own. I used my basic cookie dough recipe with little changes made because of the chili used. When I made the first batch I was so excited to see how they turned out. I made myself a nice cup of coffee and sat down to enjoy chili and chocolate cookie. I like chili and use it almost everyday with my cooking. As I finished my cookie I realized I used extra hot chili which I use making curry.It tasted rather hot and over powering.
So I was back in  the kitchen and by second and third try I perfected it and eventually got it right. As you can imagine, I ended up with lots of cookies in my tin which I have to give away to  friends and also enjoy them with family. Hope you enjoy...

  • 100 g butter, melted,( 9-10 tbsp melted )
  • 150 g caster sugar ( 1 cup )
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200g plain flour ( 2 cups )
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 level  tsp cayenne pepper
  • 100 g fruit and nut chocolate bar
  • 2 tsp runny honey
1) Lightly grease 2 baking trays. Preheat the oven to 190C, 170 C fan setting.
2) In a dip mixing bowl mix butter and sugar and beat well. Add the beaten egg little at time, mixing and beating after each addition.
3) Sieve the flour together with baking powder and chili powder. Add the flour into the bowl. 
4) Place broken chocolate pieces in a freezer bag and roll it with a rolling pin. We should have roughly chopped pieces.
5) Add chocolate pieces and  and honey to the bowl of flour mixture.  Mix all the ingredients together to form a soft dough. Wrap and let it rest 15-20 if you have time.
6) Form the dough into round  pieces and press them lightly. Place them onto the baking tray. (use floured hands if sticky ).Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly  golden brown. Transfer the cookies onto wire rack and leave to cool. Makes 20 cookies.


While I was in the mood for baking I thought I experiment a little and make another batch. This time I replaced the chocolate with 100 g of dried mix fruit and instead of butter I used  9-10 tb spoons of flavorless oil . I also used 2 tb spoon of sesame seeds for sprinkling.
All the other ingredients and method of making these is the same as chili and chocolate cookie method.. They were lovely and softer in texture.  This also makes 20.

NOT : If you just want a hint of chili taste, only use half a teaspoon of the cayenne pepper.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

These cookies sound good. I like chili (in cooking) too but I have not tried it in cookies yet. I am thinking about making these : )